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Faith-based initiative

I’ve written about this umpteen times before, but President Bush’s faith-based initiative is in the news again.

After the impressive faith-based response to Hurricane Katrina, who could doubt the effectiveness of fbo’s?

Here’s the report causing most of the current round of reporting, especially when taken together with the President’s order creating a faith-based office in DHS.

Update: For more news coverage, go here. For more of the same old, same old fulmination, go here and here.

Update #2: President Bush delivered a very Tocquevillian speech on his faith-based initiative today, calling attention as well to these achievements. This article highlights one aspect of the speech and indicates why presidential leadership is necessary--too many philanthropies seem unwilling or unable to support fbo’s.

Discussions - 3 Comments

We need more things that are faith based in my opinion.

Yeah, I think the Church of Satan could really help out with disaster situations like Katrina- if only the government would just tap them!

Why always faith-based? Why not just a Center for Community Initiatives?

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